Category Archives: Meherrin

Hyde County, NC Indian Families in 1850

A friend was looking through the Hyde County, NC, 1850 census and noticed something quite interesting. On page 4 (at Ancestry.com) of the Currituck district, one entire page (except one person) is shown with M, for mulatto, overwritten over something … Continue reading

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Meherrin Settlement History

The 1733 Edward Moseley map of North Carolina, above, shows the Meherrin Indian Village to the left. Colonial Records of North Carolina – October the 28th 1726 This day was Read at the Board the Petition of the Maherrin Indians … Continue reading

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History of Halifax Co., NC

Halifax county was formed in 1758 from Edgecombe County which in turn was formed in 1741 from Bertie County which in turn was formed as Bertie Precinct in 1722 from the part of Chowan Precinct of Albemarle County lying west … Continue reading

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Sarum School – Chowan Indians – Thomas Hoyle

North Carolina Historical and Genealogical Register Extracts http://archive.org/stream/northcarolinahi00hathgoog/northcarolinahi00hathgoog_djvu.txt Please note that this document has been scanned and optically read.  This means that in places the old type may not have read or been interpreted correctly, causing anomalies in the print … Continue reading

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The Meherrin in 1728

The 1733 Edward Moseley map of North Carolina, above, shows the Meherrin Indian Village to the left. Around the same time, this note from William Byrd was recorded in 1728 while surveying the dividing line between North Carolina and Virginia: … Continue reading

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Tuscarora and Meherrin Complaint, 1758

Minutes of the North Carolina Governor’s Council North Carolina. Council November 26, 1758 – November 29, 1758 Volume 05, Pages 994-995 Upon Complaint of King Blunt and the rest of the Tuskarora Indians that Humphry Bate had settled upon their … Continue reading

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Journal of Bishop Spangenberg, 1752

Colonial and State Records of North Carolina Journal of August Gottlieb Spangenberg’s voyage to North Carolina to establish a Moravian Settlement [Translation] Spangenberg, August Gottlieb, 1704-1792 September 13, 1752 – January 08, 1753 Volume 05, Pages 1-14 ——————– page 1 … Continue reading

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Indians in North Carolina in 1754

This document is found in the Colonial and State Records of North Carolina.  It is undated, but the other document on page 320 is a tax list of taxables by county for 1754 filed on January 4, 1755.  The document sharing … Continue reading

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The Lost Colonists and Edward Bland’s 1650 Expedition

In 1650, Edward Bland and others explored “New Brittaine.” A pamphlet published in London the following year told of the voyage to the Chowan, Meherrin, and Roanoke river area. On August 27, 1650, a Virginia exploring party set out from … Continue reading

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Weyanoake Indian Tom Freeman

By Fletcher Freeman The Colonial Records of North Carolina, Second Series, Volume VII entitled “Records of the Executive Council,” on page 416, has a deposition given by Richard Booth in which he states that in the year 1667  he took … Continue reading

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